• Earth (2009)


Release Date: April 22nd, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2009

G |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A global journey reveals how animal mothers struggle to raise their young in an increasingly dangerous environment. In the Arctic, a polar bear and her two newborn cubs must find food across the quickly melting ice. In Africa, an elephant and her calf begin an arduous journey in search of water, but a pride of lions guards the pool. A humpback whale must keep her calf safe over thousands of miles as they migrate from the equator to Antarctica.

Cast: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun , Ulrich Tukur, Ken Watanabe

Director: Alastair Fothergill , Mark Linfield

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: BBC Worldwide, Greenlight Media

Keywords: Quest, Engaging, Survival, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    Whereas the TV series rarely flinched when it came to showing the animal world as it is, Earth always pulls back at the last second. It shows a cheetah pulling down a gazelle, but not the feast that follows. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although Earth falls short of its potential, it still contains enough glorious photography to please its target audience. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The ascribing of emotions to these critters can get a little Lion King-ripe at times. But the filmmakers have filled in around their "family" narratives with footage that is breathtaking enough on a towering screen -- and you should find the biggest one possible -- that it is hard to object too strenuously. show more

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